Archive for the tag 'Avebury'

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

17 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2014

St James’ church was founded in around AD 1000 and appears to be a ‘minster’ church, that is, a church held by the crown and serving a large area. A little of the history of the church can be found here.

The tub font is possibly of Saxon origin but has detailed carving of the first [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 18th 2014

Circles within circles:

Within the encircling bank and ditch, the great Outer Circle of Avebury once held 100 standing stones and was the largest stone circle in the British Isles. Arranged north and south inside it, stood two inner circles of large stones, with probably around 30 stones each. Within those in turn stood more [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 17th 2014

The West Kennet Avenue leading to the Avebury circle can easily be seen whilst driving to and from Avebury on the whilst travelling along the B4003. Originally there would probably have been around 100 pairs of standing stones.

Each pair arranged roughly  20-30cm from the next pair with the stones of each pair standing around 15m [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Oct 16th 2014

There is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition.
Blaise Pascal

11 Comments CherryPie on Sep 28th 2014

After a good nights sleep my back was still playing up so I had to be careful and keep my back straight.  The hotel breakfast was good and unlike the breakfast experience in London it was an enjoyable, relaxing affair looking out over the Cathedral grounds.

After breakfast we set off for Avebury to pick up where [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Sep 25th 2014

As I mentioned in my previous post, we miscalculated the time we needed to enjoy Avebury.  I have the strong urge to visit the site again as soon as possible. On my brief visit I managed to capture a few photographs of some of the stones.  I hope you enjoy them.
Avebury is a fascinating site [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Jun 20th 2014

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